Patents by Inventor Akira Nakajima

Akira Nakajima has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11949100
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a cathode active material used for a lithium ion secondary battery which has a large charge-discharge capacity, and excels in charge-discharge cycle properties, output properties and productivity, and, a lithium ion secondary battery using the same. The cathode active material used for a lithium ion secondary battery comprises a lithium transition metal composite oxide represented by the following Formula (1); Li1+aNibCocMndMeO2+?, where, in the formula (1), M is at least one metal element other than Li, Ni, Co, and Mn; and a, b, c, d, e, and ? satisfy the following conditions: ?0.04?a?0.04, 0.80?b<1.00, 0?c?0.04, 0<d<0.20, b+c+d+e=1, ?0.2<?<0.2, and c and d in the Formula (1) satisfy c/d?0.75.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Proterial, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Toyama, Shin Takahashi, Hisato Tokoro, Genei Nakajima, Shuichi Takano, Akira Gunji, Akihiko Noie
  • Publication number: 20240088522
    Abstract: A bipolar battery is provided with improved productivity and reliability of bonding between a positive electrode and a substrate (bipolar plate) or a negative electrode and the substrate. The bipolar battery includes a bipolar electrode including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a substrate having a first surface on which the positive electrode is provided and a second surface on which the negative electrode is provided. A first adhesion layer is provided between the bipolar plate and the positive electrode and/or between the bipolar plate and the negative electrode. A second adhesion layer is provided at the outer periphery of the first adhesion layer of the positive electrode and/or the negative electrode on which the first adhesion layer is provided. The bipolar plate is formed from resin, the first adhesion layer is formed from an adhesion sheet, and the second adhesion layer is formed from an adhesive cured product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Kenichi Suyama, Hiroki Tanaka, Yasuo Nakajima, Akira Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20240071928
    Abstract: A semiconductor device according to the embodiment includes: a first interlayer insulating film; a lower wiring layer provided in the first interlayer insulating film; a second interlayer insulating film provided on the first interlayer insulating film and having a first trench provided therein; and an upper wiring layer provided in the first trench of the second interlayer insulating film and electrically connected to the lower wiring layer, wherein the upper wiring layer includes: a first barrier metal film provided in the first trench, and mainly composed of Ta; a second barrier metal film provided in the first trench via the first barrier metal film, and mainly composed of Ti; and a first conductive film provided in the first trench via the first barrier metal film and the second barrier metal film, and mainly composed of a first metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: Kioxia Corporation
    Inventor: Akira NAKAJIMA
  • Patent number: 11904804
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes: an on-vehicle-user-number recognizing unit that performs recognition of an on-vehicle-user-number, and stores the on-vehicle-user-number in a storage unit, the on-vehicle-user-number being a number of users who have got on a vehicle; an off-vehicle-user-number recognizing unit that recognizes an off-vehicle-user-number, the off-vehicle-user-number being a number of the users who have got off the vehicle after the recognition of the on-vehicle-user-number by the on-vehicle-user-number recognizing unit; and a power door control unit that causes at least one power door to perform closing operation when the on-vehicle-user-number stored in the storage unit equals the off-vehicle-user-number recognized by the off-vehicle-user-number recognizing unit, the at least one power door being a power door that the user has used at a time of getting off the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Morosawa, Haisong Liu, Akira Nakajima, Kenji Okuma, Hiroaki Maruyama, Yoshikazu Matsuo, Shuto Higashi, Fumiaki Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11881029
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes: a service arrangement information acquisition unit which acquires service arrangement information including identification information of at least either one of a person in charge of a service who executes a predetermined service that targets a predetermined vehicle and a service vehicle used when executing the predetermined service; a surrounding object recognition unit which recognizes an object present in an area around the predetermined vehicle; and a service reception handling unit which executes predetermined processing for receiving the predetermined service in a case where the object is determined as the service vehicle or the person in charge of the service by an object authentication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Morosawa, Haisong Liu, Akira Nakajima, Kenji Okuma, Hiroaki Maruyama, Yoshikazu Matsuo, Shuto Higashi, Fumiaki Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20240006359
    Abstract: In a semiconductor device according to an embodiment, a first connection wiring layer and a second connection wiring layer are bonded such that a first surface and a second surface face each other and a first electrode and a second electrode are in contact with each other, wherein the first electrode includes a first barrier metal film provided in a first trench and containing Ti, and a first conductive film provided in the first trench via the first barrier metal film and containing polycrystalline Cu, the second electrode includes a second barrier metal film provided in a second trench and containing Ti, and a second conductive film provided in the second trench via the second barrier metal film and containing polycrystalline Cu, and Ti and O are present on a bonding surface between the first electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Applicant: Kioxia Corporation
    Inventor: Akira NAKAJIMA
  • Patent number: 11851344
    Abstract: A complex oxide ceramic according to an embodiment is a complex oxide ceramic including a rare earth element and at least one element selected from among molybdenum, tungsten, and vanadium. An example of the rare earth element is at least one species selected from among La, Ce, and Gd.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignees: TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, KANAGAWA INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Nakajima, Takumi Matsumoto, Sachiko Matsushita, Toshihiro Isobe, Kayano Sunada
  • Publication number: 20230282577
    Abstract: A semiconductor device according to the present embodiment includes a wiring layer including a plurality of wires. The wires include first wires and second wires. Each of the first wires has a first width in a direction substantially parallel to the wiring layer. The second wires are arranged at wider intervals than intervals of the first wires. Each of the second wires includes a first wiring member having a second width larger than the first width, and a second wiring member provided on the first wiring member and having a third width larger than the second width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2022
    Publication date: September 7, 2023
    Applicant: Kioxia Corporation
    Inventor: Akira NAKAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20230249980
    Abstract: Provided are a complex oxide ceramic having high antiviral activity, a functional material, and an article provided with the complex oxide ceramic and/or the functional material. The complex oxide ceramic according to one aspect of the present invention is a complex oxide ceramic containing cerium and molybdenum and having antiviral activity. The functional material according to one aspect of the present invention is also a functional material including the complex oxide ceramic mixed with a photocatalyst and/or an antibacterial effect. The article according to one aspect of the present invention is an article having the complex oxide ceramic and/or the functional material on at least a part of the surface thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Inventors: Akira NAKAJIMA, Takuro ITO, Sachiko MATSUSHITA, Toshihiro ISOBE, Kayano SUNADA
  • Publication number: 20230226133
    Abstract: A method for extracting a ceramide-containing material or ceramide from whole apples and/or apple juice extraction residue. Furthermore, to ensure utility as a food, especially a functional food, or a raw material for a cosmetic or medicine, that includes the ceramide-containing material. [Solution] In the present invention, an adsorbent is added to an ethanol treatment solution of whole apples and/or apple juice extraction residue, the mixture is stirred and subjected to solid-liquid separation, and solid material precipitated from the solution is separated, after which water is added to the resultant concentrate and the temperature thereof is maintained, whereby the resultant settled component is recovered and dried to obtain a ceramide-containing material or ceramide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Publication date: July 20, 2023
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Narumi, Junji Ichita, Kou Itoku, Naoki Nanashima, Akira Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20230212021
    Abstract: A lanthanum molybdenum composite oxide is provided. The lanthanum molybdenum composite oxide has a primary crystal phase formed of La2Mo2O9. The lanthanum molybdenum composite oxide also has a secondary crystal phase formed of a lanthanum molybdenum composite oxide species other than La2Mo2O9. The secondary crystal phase may contain at least one species selected from a group consisting of La2Mo3O12, La6MoO12, La7Mo7O30, La2Mo4O15, La2MoO6, La4MoO9, and LaMo2O5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Inventors: Akira NAKAJIMA, Takumi MATSUMOTO, Mao SHOJI, Hisashi KOZUKA
  • Patent number: 11656592
    Abstract: An analysis device according to one aspect of the present invention supplies a definition for a dependency relation between an input parameter and an output parameter of a standard function, which cannot be derived in a dependency analysis of a control program, the definition being supplied by use of function structure information which is external information. In other words, an analysis device according to this configuration identifies a dependency relation between an input parameter and an output parameter of the standard function on the basis of function structure information that defines a dependency relation between the input parameter and the output parameter of the standard function. Therefore, the dependency relation between the input and the output of a standard function becomes clear, so the dependency relations between a plurality of device variables that mediate the standard function can be identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yuya Ota, Reiko Hattori, Kosuke Tsuruta, Akira Nakajima, Shinsuke Kawanoue
  • Publication number: 20230069025
    Abstract: A semiconductor device according to the present embodiment comprises a first conductive layer. An interconnection is provided above the first conductive layer. A contact is provided between the first conductive layer and the interconnection. The interconnection includes a first metal layer containing hexagonal titanium (Ti) provided above the first conductive layer, a second metal layer containing tantalum (Ta) having a body-centered cubic lattice-like structure and provided on the first metal layer, and a first wiring material provided on the second metal layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Publication date: March 2, 2023
    Applicant: Kioxia Corporation
    Inventor: Akira NAKAJIMA
  • Patent number: 11572732
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a power door control unit that executes first power-door-opening control for causing a power door to perform an opening operation, when the power door is in a closed state and a vehicle-interior-situation recognizing unit recognizes a first user who uses a predetermined seat provided in a vehicle, and when a vehicle-surrounding-situation recognizing unit recognizes that a second user who has got off the vehicle approaches the power door corresponding to the predetermined seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Morosawa, Haisong Liu, Akira Nakajima, Kenji Okuma, Hiroaki Maruyama, Yoshikazu Matsuo, Shuto Higashi, Fumiaki Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11549303
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a power door control unit that: when a getting-off-intention of a user is recognized by a getting-off-intention recognizing unit, determines whether a door-opening-prohibition condition of a predetermined door is satisfied based on a surrounding situation of a vehicle recognized by a vehicle-surrounding-situation recognizing unit; and executes power-door-automatic-opening control, the power-door-automatic-opening control causing a power door to perform an opening operation when the door-opening-prohibition condition is not satisfied, the power-door-automatic-opening control prohibiting the opening operation of the power door when the door-opening-prohibition condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Morosawa, Haisong Liu, Akira Nakajima, Kenji Okuma, Hiroaki Maruyama, Yoshikazu Matsuo, Shuto Higashi, Fumiaki Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11440506
    Abstract: An entry support system includes: an externally located person reporting unit which executes predetermined reporting by a reporting unit used by an internal user when an externally located person is recognized by an externally located person recognition unit in a state where the internal user is recognized by an internal user recognition unit; and an entry permission unit which executes entry permission processing for enabling entry to a vehicle when a permission operation of the entry to the vehicle is performed to an operation unit used by the internal user after the predetermined reporting is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Morosawa, Haisong Liu, Akira Nakajima, Kenji Okuma, Hiroaki Maruyama, Yoshikazu Matsuo, Shuto Higashi, Fumiaki Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11415972
    Abstract: A display system is provided in production equipment that has driving means and monitoring means, having controllable features. The display system includes a control unit, a display unit, a storage unit, and an input unit. The storage unit stores: the features output over time from one or more of the driving means and the monitoring means; and causal relationship model data in which one or more causal factors of one or more abnormalities that can occur in the production equipment are selected from among the driving means and the monitoring means and expressed as a causal relationship model in association with a relationship between the causal factors. The control unit displays, on the display unit, the causal factors of the individual abnormalities, the one or more features corresponding to the causal factors, and changes over time in the features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Toshifumi Minemoto, Reiko Hattori, Yuya Ota, Shinsuke Kawanoue, Akira Nakajima
  • Patent number: 11414052
    Abstract: The present invention includes: a vehicle exterior image acquisition unit acquiring a vehicle exterior image being an image of an external surrounding of a vehicle; a vehicle interior image acquisition unit acquiring a vehicle interior image being an image of an interior of the vehicle; a person recognition unit respectively recognizing, based on the vehicle exterior and interior images, motions of a person outside the vehicle and a person in the vehicle; and a door control unit controlling a state of a door of the vehicle, wherein, if a person outside the vehicle approaching the vehicle has been recognized based on a recognition result of the person recognition unit, the door control unit executes an opening operation on the door if it has been determined that the person in the vehicle has performed a specific motion determined in advance regarding the approaching person outside the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Morosawa, Haisong Liu, Akira Nakajima, Kenji Okuma, Hiroaki Maruyama, Yoshikazu Matsuo, Shuto Higashi, Fumiaki Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11364876
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes: an unregistered-user-face-image acquiring unit that acquires an unregistered-user-face-image when an unregistered-user-getting-on recognizing unit recognizes that an unregistered user gets on the vehicle, the unregistered-user-face-image being a face image of the unregistered user; and a vehicle entry control unit that sets vehicle to a first entry-enabled-state when a matching degree between a user-candidate-face-image and the unregistered-user-face-image is equal to or higher than a first determination level, after the unregistered-user-getting-on recognizing unit recognizes that the unregistered user gets on the vehicle until a predetermined time elapses, the user-candidate-face-image being acquired by a user-candidate-face-image acquiring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Morosawa, Haisong Liu, Fumiaki Yamaguchi, Akira Nakajima, Kenji Okuma, Hiroaki Maruyama, Yoshikazu Matsuo, Shuto Higashi
  • Patent number: D968396
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidehiko Amaki, Akira Nakajima, Seiichi Watanabe